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Sallah Shabati (1964)





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Israeli stage and film favorite Topol tops the cast of Sallah. Topol plays a Jewish refugee who moves his family to Israel shortly after the official establishment of that "promised land." Unlike his hard-working new neighbors, Topol is shiftless and lazy, forever finding the easiest, most painless means to support his family. Amazingly, Topol becomes a hero when, while wheeling and dealing, he uncovers misappropriations and corner-cutting in Israel's housing industry. This Menahem Golan production was originally released in Israel as Sallah Shabati. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


as Sallah Shabati
Geula Nuni
as Habbubah Shabati
Gila Almagor
as Bathsheva Sosialit
Esther Greenberg
as Sallah's Wife
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Critic Reviews for Sallah Shabati

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Pleasant but meandering ethnic sitcom comedy.

October 26, 2014 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

One of the most popular films in the history of Israeli cinema, this Oscar-nominated comedy catapulted Topol to international fame, resulting in his getting the title role of the musical Fiddler on the Roof.

July 10, 2009 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Wonderfully rude and very funny. One of the finest films made in Israel.

March 5, 2007 | Rating: 4/5

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